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    Brazil’s Electoral Court is resuming trial into the allegations that the impeached President Dilma Rousseff and sitting President Michel Temer, who had been vice president then, received illegal funding in the presidential campaign of 2014, which can possibly lead to Temer's ouster, local media reported Tuesday.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — According to El Universal news outlet, as part of the trial, seven members of the court will have to provide their conclusions in the case.

    The security measures are tightened near the building of the court in Brasilia over the expected rallies in relation to the trial, the outlet added.

    If Temer is impeached, the president of Deputies Chamber will become country's acting president for 90 days until Deputies Chamber elects the new president. The nationwide elections are scheduled to take place in 2018.

    Temer is currently in the center of another graft scandal. The Brazilian Supreme Court has approved a probe into allegations that the president had authorized bribes to hush up a witness in a corruption scandal surrounding the state oil firm Petrobras.

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